Family 'Devastated' After Derbyshire Murders

2 March 2016, 11:13 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Julie and Rose Hill - Shirebrook murders

The family of a mother and daughter whose bodies were found in a Derbyshire house have spoken of their grief.

Julie Hill, 51, of Station Road, Shirebrook, was found by police and paramedics at her home shortly after 10pm on Friday.

Her mother, Rose Hill, 75, of Sheffield, was also found dead at the property.

A family statement said: ``The families of Julie and Rose Hill are devastated by the events of the last few days.

``We have lost two loving mothers, who were in turn a sister, an aunt, a grandmother and dear friends to us all.

``They will forever be in our hearts. The families ask that their privacy be respected now and they are left to grieve in peace.''

Christopher Whelan, 20, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court today.